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Student alleging rape by fellow undergraduate felt broken, court told

A student who accuses a fellow undergraduate of rape after she got drunk at a party told a friend she felt broken, shaken and lost, a court heard.

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Two brothers jailed for kicking hedgehog to death

Two brothers who kicked a hedgehog to death have been jailed for six weeks after the judge described the case as "horrible".

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G4S and Serco asylum seeker housing deals extended despite row over red doors

The Home Office has extended its contract with G4S and Serco to provide asylum seekers with accommodation - despite controversy that some people were marked out by having their doors painted red.

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Woman held over pensioner's death in retail park hit-and-run

Police have arrested a 65-year-old woman after a grandmother-of-10 was killed in a hit- and-run at a retail park.

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First new express IEP train rolls off Hitachi production line

The first UK-built Intercity Express (IEP) train has rolled off the production line.

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Put kippers back on East Coast trains menu, ex-police chief urges minister

A call for kippers to be put back on the menu of trains travelling along the East Coast Main Line is to be looked at by ministers.

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Cancer-battling boy who was Sunderland mascot may have just months left to live

The devastated parents of a five-year-old boy whose battle with cancer touched the world of football have said he may have only months to live.

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Police probing fatal hit-and-run collision want to trace car

Police have issued a description of a car they want to trace after an 84-year-old woman was killed in a hit and run.

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Student accused of rape 'held woman down like a ragdoll'

A student accused of raping a drunken undergraduate laughed as he attacked her and held her down "like a ragdoll", a court has heard.

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Woman, 43, arrested in murder probe after body found in house

A 43-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after police found a female body in a house.

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Sixth-form gaps 'hinder poorer children's chances of going to university'

Children from poor backgrounds are less likely to go to university than equally bright counterparts from wealthier families, even if they live in the same area and have similar GCSE results, research has found.

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Alan Shearer commends victims of football abuse scandal after picking up CBE

Former England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer commended the bravery of footballers who have spoken out about historical sex abuse as he was honoured for his charity work.

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Britain's quietest railway station welcomes 'one passenger per month'

The quietest train station in Britain is used by the equivalent of just one passenger per month, new figures show.

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Pupils at northern secondary schools lagging behind south, report finds

Children being educated at northern secondary schools are lagging behind their southern counterparts, a new report has revealed.

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Rape accused student told woman he felt 'worried and a bit sick'

A student who denies raping a drunken undergraduate texted her three days later and said he felt "shady" and "worried", a jury has heard.

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Police arrest man in bank break-in investigation

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a bank in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Oh my Gogglebox! Scarlett's queen of the jungle

Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has been named queen of the jungle as she emerged victorious from I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

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Workers 'optimistic' about career prospects after Brexit

Workers appear to be optimistic about their career prospects following the initial shock of the EU referendum result, a study shows.

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Football abuse probe: Chelsea apologises to ex-striker Gary Johnson

Chelsea Football Club has apologised "profusely" to former striker Gary Johnson over his treatment as a youth team player as the number of clubs embroiled in the child sex abuse scandal reportedly climbed to 55.

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'Regions would have faced contraction' without rate cuts and money printing

Britain's poorest regions would be worse off if the Bank of England had not cut interest rates or introduced its money printing scheme following the financial crisis, its chief economist has said.

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